Saturday, August 19, 2006

Chavs on a bus

The following post from NME's V Festival blog made me spit pop out my nose. Okay, wine, but it's still freaking funny.

Get Sammy L Jackson on the blower, we've come up with a hit! It's the surefire zillion-dollar sequel to Snakes On A Plane - Chavs On A Bus! An edge-of-your-seat shock thriller telling the story of an intrepid rock journalist who innocently boards a shuttle bus from Chelmsford station to the V festival site only to look around him and... CHAVS! Fucking shitloads of them! And there's no escape! "Awright mate, wanna laaaager? Who's this Kasabrian then, they a bit like Keane or what? Waaaaaagh wankaaaaaahhh!" Does our hero survive to watch Art Brut skipping with microphone leads and giving the crowd lengthy motivational therapy speeches? Um, yes, he does.

Weekly top 10

1. Walk On Gilded Splinters- Paul Weller
2. Minature Disasters- KT Tunstall
3. Mr. Brightside- The Killers
4. Smile- Lily Allen
5. There She Goes- The La's
6. North Country Boy- The Charlatans
7. Headshrinker- Oasis
8. Yesterday's News- Whiskeytown
9. Family Affair- Mary J. Blige
10. Breaking Into Heaven- Stone Roses

Friday, August 18, 2006

You have got to be kidding me

The Spice Girls have been voted the band most people would like to see get back together.

Even though it's been a decade since they burst onto the music scene with the undeniably catchy Wannabe and their Girl Power slogan, the five-some took 17% of the vote in the Yahoo poll.

They beat legendary music acts such as The Jam and the Stone Roses to take the top spot.


I am very excited about this album.

But they walk it like they talk it. Meighan lollops to the front of the Brixton stage, conducting a boisterous singalong to LSF (Lost Souls Forever) before throwing open his arms and offering himself up to the music and the crowd.

That Meighan can strike the pose without pomposity - and more successfully than the Jaggeresque mincing that the twisted club beats and prog rock riffs inspire in him - is the key to Kasabian's success. For all the self-aggrandising, Leicester's favourite sons, like the Gallagher brothers before them, are keenly aware that if they weren't up on the stage, they would be down in the crowd, la-la-la-ing their hearts out.

Monday, August 14, 2006


THE filming of Control - the movie of Joy Division's tragic frontman Ian Curtis - has left his former band mates with some mixed emotions.